This summer a group of activists are circumnavigating Bali on a recycled bamboo traditional fishing boat to bring awareness to marine plastic pollution and celebrate communities leading the resistance.
"Having grown up in Bali, we have seen the trash problem on our island worsen year to year. Bali has been on the front page of dozens of news outlets after the national government declared Bali under a state of trash emergency." - Gary Bencheghib, founder of Make A Change World
Our goal for this expedition is to document the positive local solutions all around the island. As rising tides of plastic bury Bali's beaches, communities all around the island have come together to take action. With all these great initiatives already taking place, we want to highlight their work and seek to inspire others to make a change.
“Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago with only ocean surrounding us. So we also have a big responsibility to protect it. Time is ticking, change has never been more important than right now...” - Melati Wijsen, founder of One Island One Voice
We're very excited to be working with an awesome crew of young change-makers to launch this project.
We refurbished an old traditional 'Jukung' fishing boat using bamboo. We are using a repurposed sail that has been dyed naturally in Indigo by CV Tarum Bali Sejahtera.
We had the honor of working with Akuo Foundation, who have helped us install our solar panels and electrical wiring for all our electrical equipment on board.
We are very thankful for the countless volunteers that have helped us build our raft, especially Azura Marine Earth, who have provided us with local marine expertise.
We are starting our journey in Kendonganan in Jimbaran beach, where we built our boat. We have had the privilege to many with many exciting initiatives all throughout the island from the Bali Darlings in Melaya Beach to the Bali National Park, Friends of Menjangan, Biosphere Foundation in Menjangan island, to SD 1 and SD 2 Sambirenteng in Tejakula to Apneista, Peduli Alam, Trash Hero Amed in Amed to P3E, EcoBali in Sanur and Serangan Bebas Plastik in Serangan island !
Along the way, we are producing a video series documenting our journey. Check out these episodes below!
THIS EXPEDITION WAS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF